Jan. 17 Workshop: Bridging Clinical, Teaching and Scientific Roles in the New Healthcare Landscape

January 7th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Bridging Clinical, Teaching and Scientific Roles in the New Healthcare Landscape, to be held Jan. 17 at Bedford VA, is a program for BU/VA faculty, staff and researchers designed around the theme of the Affordable Care Act. The eighth in a series sponsored by BU Sponsored Programs and Bedford VA Research Service to assist and... More

BUSM Researcher Receives Grant from CURE

January 6th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Shelley J. Russek, PhD, professor of pharmacology at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), and director of the School’s Graduate Program for Neuroscience, was recently honored with an award from the CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy) Foundation. The prestigious award, given as well to her colleague Amy Brooks-Kayal, MD, from University of Colorado... More

BUSM Student Maya Woodbury Awarded PhRMA Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

December 24th, 2013 in Uncategorized.

BU School of Medicine student Maya Woodbury was recently awarded the Predoctoral Fellowship in Pharmacology/Toxicology through the PhRMA Foundation. The title of her approved proposal is “miR-155/STAT3 signaling: a novel pharmacological target for Down syndrome.” The two-year grant of $20,000 per year is one of 10 grants awarded annually. According to the PhRMA Foundation’s 2012 Annual... More

Dec. 19 Emergency Preparedness Drill at NEIDL

December 19th, 2013 in Uncategorized.

On Thursday, Dec. 19, Boston University (BU) and the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) will conduct a tabletop emergency preparedness drill as part of the ongoing safety and training program for laboratory personnel and internal and external response officials.  This drill will simulate an earthquake, similar to the one that occurred in 1755 off... More

MED Physicians Among Boston’s Top Docs

December 17th, 2013 in Uncategorized.

Boston magazine’s annual list includes 68 faculty Boston magazine’s “Top Docs 2013” list includes 68 from the BU School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center.Among the 650 physicians named to Boston magazine’s recently released “Top Docs 2013” list are 68 from Boston Medical Center (BMC) and the BU School of Medicine. The list, which provides... More

National Academy of Inventors Announces Fellows

December 16th, 2013 in Uncategorized.

Two Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) faculty members, David Center, MD, and William W. Cruikshank, PhD, have been named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding... More

Strong State Alcohol Policies Protective Against Binge Drinking

December 11th, 2013 in Uncategorized.

According to a new study, a novel composite measure consisting of 29 alcohol policies demonstrates that a strong alcohol policy environment is a protective factor against binge drinking in the U.S. The study was led by researchers at the Boston University Schools of Medicine (BUSM) and Public Health and Boston Medical Center (BMC), and is... More

$30 Million from AHA Bolsters Framingham Heart Study

December 9th, 2013 in Uncategorized.

Sponsors collaboration between BU, University of Mississippi Thanks to a $30 million commitment from the American Heart Association (AHA), researchers from Boston University and the University of Mississippi will collaborate for at least five years on a shared mission to find better preventive measures and treatments for heart disease—the leading cause of death in the world, More

The Addiction Puzzle

December 5th, 2013 in Uncategorized.

As part of a week-long series on addiction research, BU Today highlighted the work of Alexander Walley, School of Medicine assistant professor of medicine and the medical director of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Opioid Overdose Prevention Pilot Program. Drug or alcohol addiction affects nearly 23 million Americans and costs the United States an estimated... More

Mayoral Prize for Innovations in Primary Care Ceremony Celebrated at BUSM

November 21st, 2013 in Uncategorized.

Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Dr. Paula Johnson, Chair of the Board of the Boston Public Health Commission, honored recipients of the 2013 Mayoral Prize for Innovations in Primary Care at a reception hosted by the Boston University School of Medicine. The annual celebration, now in its fourth year, raises awareness about best... More